2020 Kresge Artist Fellowships

December 2, 2019 - January 16, 2020

Kresge Arts in Detroit will award 18 fellowships – nine in Live Arts and nine in Film & Music – to artists living and working in the tri county area (Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties). In addition, two Gilda Awards, $5,000 prizes solely for emerging artists, will also be awarded – one in each category.

applicable to artists working in these mediums:

About Kresge Arts in Detroit

Kresge Artist Fellowships are no strings attached $25,000 awards, plus professional development support, and the creation of a short, documentary-style film highlighting the artist’s work. Artists at all career stages are invited to apply. Fellowships are awarded on the basis of a demonstrated track record of artistic achievement and high-quality work, the potential to grow and advance in their career during the fellowship period, and the potential to reflect, enhance, or impact communities within metro Detroit.



This category focuses on live performing arts including Dance, Choreography, Theatre Directing, Playwriting, Performance Art, and Interdisciplinary Work.

This category focuses on Film Directing, Screenwriting, Animation, Music Composition, Music Performance, Sound Art, and Interdisciplinary Work.